From the NaNo site:

“National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

In 2010, 200,000 adults participated through our main site, and 41,000 young writers participated through the YWP.”

For more information check out the Young Writer’s Program.

  • Write a novel during the month of November.
  • Write about whatever you want!
  • You will learn about elements of novel fiction writing during our meetings and on the club blog.
  • You will not start writing the novel until November 1, and must stop on November 30.
  • You can set your own word-count goals.
  • Note that this is not a contest. This is a personal challenge with yourself to write more during November.
  • Quantity is better than quality!

Quick Step by Step Guide

  • Set your word count goal. It could be 10,000 or 50,000 or anything you feel comfortable with!
  • Check out resources on the NaNo website or on the blog.
  • On November 1 – start writing!
  • Write like crazy! When you’re not noveling, look for regular pep talks and news updates to keep you motivated.
  • On December 1, celebrate your month of noveling. Congratulate yourself on a job well done!

2017 NaNoWriMo Virtual Meetings

  • November 9, 7-8pm EST
  • November 16, 7-8pm EST
  • November 27, 7-8pm EST

Want to get involved? Email Mrs. Emery to participate and for the meeting link. kemery at

  1. Do I have to email Mrs. Emery to participate?

  2. Eee! I can’t wait!! (Hi, also XD)

  3. Mrs.Emery, I’m trying to send you an email to join NaNoWriMo, but since you aren’t one of my teachers, I don’t know how. How do I do it? (I’m bursting with ideas to start!!)

  4. I really want to join in.

  5. Gabrielle Lovell

    So excited!! 🙂

  6. Very excited, creativity is contagious!

  7. Natalia-Michelle Fournier

    This is the start of my story:

    Here is the story about the 5 teens who work together to achieve a specific goal. They went through many suffering but made it pass by their hard work. The people became poor and had less light each day. So, they found light for their people and made them rich. They are going on a long adventure to help people. Imagine what it would be like for them on the adventure. They will help protect things and make New York City a better place. Read the story and know they (the 5 teens) Help the people.
    When the kidz come from their secret meeting they were walking home when they fell inside of a pit and saw this huge weird thing. Bravely Cyrus and Joseph opened their flashlights toward the creature and saw that mysteriously it was just an elephant fossil and a diamond on it. Jokebed observed the items before Natalia-Michelle put the diamond and Ester put the fossil in their bag. After that they helped each other climb out of the pit. The next day the 5 teens brought it to the secret meeting and told their leader everything, then they told the council about what they should do to help their people of New York City (NYC). They went home again but this time Jokebed tripped over something, then Natalia-Michelle fell over, then Cyrus, then Joseph, and Ester too. They all fell, and it was a disaster until Natalia-Michelle saw something shiny under her shoe, she picked it up and cheerfully said, “I found another large diamond!”
    Joseph whispered, “Look I think I found a golden lampstand.”
    Natalia-Michelle put the diamond in her bag and started digging with the others. When they took the lampstand out of the ground Jokebed calmly read what was on the stand before they left. It said, “NYC TimeCapsule” “Whoever finds this, know that He Will Prevail.” All 5 teens were amazed and knew that life would finally come back to New York City. They showed all to the leader and decided to break the diamonds and lampstand to make smaller diamonds and lamps. Now everyone could have light.
    In another area in New York some rich Europeans wanted these things to become even richer. So, they sended family members who look poor on the outside and other poor people on the streets for them to get the items for themselves. They, anyway couldn’t do so because the day before the teens quickly made a secured storage that had the name “Tollet Mell” for undercover surveillance. There was even a checkup to make that you weren’t faking poor and really wanting to steal the jewels. They failed now because without their knowledge everything became secured.
    Has for the elephant fossil the leader of the secret meeting wrote the agreement for what they were doing and had everyone in the city sign it. How amazing where these teens right? The showed that they cared for everyone and for everything. Here is the story about the 5 teens who work together to achieve a specific goal. They didn’t care to make themselves rich. Can you imagine that you are one of them? Think about that and you will succeed.

  8. Natalia-Michelle Fournier

    For the NaNoWriMo challenge.

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